This Is What The View Is Like From Inside The Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar
Count the days because we’re going to know more about the hypercar soonby Kirby, on
We’re a few days away from finally seeing the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar, and as you might expect, the anticipation is slowly crescendoing up. It also doesn’t help that Mercedes-AMG chief, Tobias Moers, is throwing more wood into the fire by posting a photo of the Project One’s interior from the driver’s perspective.
The photo isn’t much of a revelation for two reasons. One, it doesn’t show the whole cabin, and two, it’s low quality, so even the things we can see don’t tell us a whole lot. That said, any picture of the Project One that we haven’t seen before is gold in our eyes. Quality aside, we do see what looks to be a Formula One-style steering wheel. If that is, in fact, inspired by an F1-type wheel, we can at least expect it to feature its share of buttons and switches, perhaps even its own small display unit. Outside of the steering wheel, the most prominent features in the interior of the Project One hypercar are the pair of display units, one of which looks to be the instrument cluster and a large central infotainment screen in the dashboard. It’s unclear if the latter is integrated into the center console, though I suspect it’s going to be in the production model. That’s as far as what we can tell from the photo posted by Moers. The good news is that all the speculation about the Project One hypercar, including its actual name, will all come to a head at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Consider this a nice little tease before the car officially breaks cover.
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In defense of the Mercedes-AMG Project one
Okay, so Pops may not be a big fan of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, but to be fair, he is insanely tough to please. His standards for supercars are on a different plane altogether. Fortunately, we have different minds here at TopSpeed, and most of you probably have realized at some point that we disagree on cars far more often than we agree on them. That doesn’t mean that any of us are right or wrong; it just means that we have different tastes, at least for the most part.
In some ways, I understand where he’s coming from. It does sound ridiculous that a $3 million car has a similar top speed as cars that cost a tenth of its price. It’s even more ridiculous when you consider what the landscape of the supercar market is right now. 217 mph is old news and if the Project One hypercar really wants to be considered a game-changing machine, this is not the way to do it.
Top speed may be a significant part of the car’s appeal, but it’s far from the only one either
Having said that, I’m still on record as being one of the most excited ones in this office about the hypercar, not because I’m fawning over its top speed, but because in spite of it, the hypercar still has so many features to get excited about. Top speed may be a significant part of the car’s appeal, but it’s far from the only one either. For one, I’m excited to see what it looks like. I’m also excited to see the kind of Formula One-derived technology it’s carrying.
Then there’s the fact that it’s positioning itself as a rival to the likes of the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and even the Aston Martin Valkyrie. I want to see all these cars compete against one another to see which of them is the best. Competition, after all, is the foundation by which these automakers measure themselves against one another. If Mercedes-AMG thinks the Project One hypercar (or whatever name it ends up using) is as good as it claims it to be, then I want to see it for myself.
Competition, after all, is the foundation by which these automakers measure themselves against one another.
It’s a crime that it suffers from what appears to be the equivalent of a speed limit in the hypercar segment, but if you can live with that, you’ll end up realizing that the car’s top speed is just a small piece of the Project One’s puzzle.
Read our full review on the Mercedes-AMG Project One.
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